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Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Live

WQED-FM's Live broadcast of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra from Heinz Hall on May 17,  Listen

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Stephen Kovacevich - Brahms Concertos
Of pianist Stephen Kovacevich, Gramophone Magazine writes, "his Brahms concertos with Colin Davis (recorded 1979) have always stood the test of time." The two concertos are now reissued with the Op. 10 Ballades and Op. 76 Klavierstucke.
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The WQED Morning Show
Start your day with Jim Cunningham, guests and your favorite music every weekday from 6-10 am!
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Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Czech Out Those Bohemians

Composers from the lands around the present-day Czech Republic have made an indelible mark on music – we’ll examine their history and influence, from medieval times to the present. view schedule

Saturday at 8pm
Symphonycast

Carlos Kalmar conducts the RTVE Symphony Orchestra in William Walton’s Symphony No. 1. Stephen Hough plays the Dvorak Piano Concerto. view schedule

Sunday at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

The number 3 has symbolism ranging from philosophy and religion, to mathematics and physics. There are three primary colors, it’s the first odd prime number, and Shakespeare wrote about “three weird sisters,” to name just a few. Today three’s a charm on Sunday Baroque. view schedule

Sunday at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Carnegie Hall Live

Pianist Sir Andras Schiff plays sonatas by Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. view schedule



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Conductor Michael Francis talks about the world premiere of his new concerto for cello and mezzo siprano The Work at Hand

 


Guest conductor Michael Francis explains Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.

 

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Fiddlesticks Family Concert: Summer Escape
Saturday, May. 30 at 11:15 am
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Whether it's a trip to the beach or a journey West, summer is a time for escaping normal routines for family fun in new places. Fiddlesticks helps prepare us for ...more info

Shadyside Art & Craft Festival
Saturday, May. 30 - Sunday, May. 31
Howard Alan Events and the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce present their annual summer art show on Walnut Street featuring fine art and affordable crafts by leading local and national artists. ...more info

Scholarship Winners Recital
Sunday, May. 31 at 3:00 pm
The Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association's 2015 winners will be joined by previous scholarship winners in music by Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Poulenc, Mendelssohn, and Debussy to celebrate 15 years of scholarships. A ...more info

Classical Guitar Orchestra Concert
Sunday, May. 31 at 3:00 pm
The Pittsburgh Classical Guitar Society's first concert with orchestra presents repertoire spanning from the Renaissance to present day. There will also be solo and duet performances. Proceeds benefit the community ...more info

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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featured specials

  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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  • WQED first told her story in "Portraits for the Home Front." Now the legacy of Elizabeth Black continues in a new documentary.